I’m as girly as you can get. I love makeup and clothes, and definitely hate bugs, spiders, and all things that creep. So naturally I’ve been blessed with boys. Ha! Although I still don’t care for anything that crawls or slithers, if it’s just a toy, I’m ok with it. Especially since my boys are really into bugs. Sometimes the simple toys are the ones that they really like the most. Uncle Milton’s Tarantula planet toys are ones that are pretty simple in concept but can give hours of play.
About Tarantula Planet:
Building on the success of its R/C Tarantula, the line features sound activated tarantula’s with looks all their own! Simply clap and watch as these creepy crawlin’ pets, with light-up eyes, scurry across any flat, smooth surface with real spider-like movement. Tarantulas include: Tango “The Solider,” Red Beard “The Pirate,” Octane “The Racer” and Spike “The Rocker.” While each Tarantula has a unique look and personality, they have one thing in common…they love applause! The more you clap for them the more they run! Plus there is no need for a remote control! Tarantula Planet Tarantulas are sold individually, retail for about $14.99 and are age rated for 5 years and up.
We received Red Beard the Pirate, Tango the Soldier, and the Crate. When I pulled these from the box, hubby insisted that we hide them and have them scurry out at the boys. I knew Chan would love it. I wasn’t so sure about Rowan. Because these are sound activated, you make noise and they scurry across the floor. I decided to go along with my husband’s plan. We got everything out of the packaging and started prepping.
The creepy crate is a place that the Spiders can hide. It latches on the top, and then has a button on the side that springs the door open. I had the hardest time getting this crate to stay together. I became extremely frustrated at one point, but I finally got it together after about 20 minutes. The spiders were ready to go out of the packaging. Between their beady red eyes, the noise they make, and the way they moved, I admit they were a bit creepy. We got everything all set up, and well – here is how it went down….
Rowan didn’t like it, as you can easily see. Both of their reactions were priceless. I can’t even begin to count the amount of time they have spent playing with these Tarantulas. Once Rowan warmed up to the idea, he really liked them, but for a few days he wanted nothing to do with them. Chan has loved them from day one. The crate has problems staying together, and I’m not sure if it is our crate, or my boys are too rough with it. It is made up of 6 pieces, and it doesn’t seem like it’s ever fit quite right. I followed the instructions and everything. The Spiders definitely make up for crate because they’ve been such a hit, but I’m not so sure I would recommend the crate.
Overall, the Tarantulas are so much fun, fairly inexpensive, and create hours of fun.
Price: $9.99 for the Tarantulas, $12.95 for the crate.
Where to Buy: Uncle Milton/Toys R Us
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The product reviewed in this article was a sample provided to me by the company or PR representative. These views and opinions are my own and I was not compensated by this review.